Event Details

This will include music, mulled wine, hot apple cider and a variety of apple snacks. We will also hold a free prize drawing from featured artist Desi Faraci. She will raffle a matted, signed print from her Native American-themed painting called “Wind Dancer”.
Painter Desi Faraci, is the featured “Artist of the Month”.  She has been a gallery member for over a year and an SLV resident for 3 years.  Desi has been a professional artist for over 25 years, which she shares is an inherited trait from her father, Nick, who is also a creative spirit.
There have been many hats Desi has worn in the art industry as originally an airbrush mural artist, computer graphics designer, later becoming a gallery owner and corporate art consultant.  Her art and style of creating has morphed along with her life. She currently paints with palette knife techniques in oils over an acrylic base on canvas or wood.
Relocating from the East Coast, Desi felt inspired to paint many of the local scenes of southern Colorado.  Gallery visitors will find available a wide mix of landscapes from across the valley.  Images of the Great Sand Dunes, the Rio Grande River, Mount Blanca, the range of the Sangre de Cristos and even as far as over Wolf Creek Pass have been captured in her works since moving to the valley. The local beauty of the Crestone peaks, spiritual centers and religious themes are also exhibited to share. Southwestern scenes of Native Americans and other indigenous portraits are subjects that Desi admires most.  She considers her works to be impressionistic with enough realistic attributes rendered but with room to open the observer’s imagination.
Desi shares an array of talents with the community, fit into a very active schedule. Not only is she a full time mom along with being a painter, art teacher, a freelance writer and world percussionist but also is a business owner of a hand crafted clothing line called HipLineUSA. She enjoys every aspect of living in the remote Southwest which is influential in her daily life, from hiking to organic cooking and volunteering in the community.
Original paintings, prints and greeting cards are available at the gallery.  Desi also accepts commission work and teaches workshops, privately and in group settings.  Be sure to visit www.faracistudios.com to see past and current selections of works.
The gallery is putting out a call to artists. If you are a local resident and wish to join our fun and creative atmosphere, then be sure to drop by and apply to become a gallery member. We are looking for new jewelry artists and 2D painters or photographers who are willing to become a working member of the gallery which involves monthly volunteer time.

Date(s) - October 28
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cost (if any)

Crestone Artisans Gallery